Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 1.00 Diana McGrew
Assistant Director of Procurement
Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

While sustainable attribute consideration may not be possible for all purchases, the following sustainable purchases are mandated by Ohio University...

Paper products must contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content
As a condition of institutional office supply contracts, preferred paper purchases comply with this request .


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The purchasing policy was newly written this year, and preferred paper suppliers in our e-purchasing system, Bobcat Buy, will comply with the policy. Most paper purchases at Ohio University occur through Bobcat Buy, and through the preferred suppliers.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 310.79 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 32,195.11 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 39,421.22 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 2,651.38 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
238,559.34 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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